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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions


November 13, 2019 


Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions


LANSING, Mich. -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the Data Collection Agency Governing Board and the Health Endowment Fund Board. 

Data Collection Agency Governing Board  

Emily McDonough, of Williamston, is the administrator for the Funds Administration and Self-Insured Program Division in the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and a former assistant Attorney General. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and Zoology from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Ms. McDonough is reappointed to represent the executive branch of state government for a term expiring December 31, 2020 

The Data Collection Agency Governing Board is responsible for the determination of workers' compensation data requirements for establishing workers' disability compensation insurance rates. One member of the board is appointed by the Governor to represent the Executive Branch of state government.  

This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.   

Health Endowment Fund Board 

Zaineb A. Hussein, of Dearborn Heights, is the director of diversity and inclusion for Wayne County. She is a national and state board member for eMgage advocacy organization, a board member for the Arab American Cancer Awareness Organization, and a member of the Woodward Avenue Action Association. Ms. Hussein holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Michigan and a master of Counseling from Spring Arbor University. Ms. Hussein is appointed to represent an individual recommended by the House Minority Leader, for a term commencing November 13, 2019 and expiring October 1, 2023. She succeeds Alexis Wiley whose term expired October 1, 2019. 

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund Board was created as a result of the Nonprofit Health Care Corporation Reform Act. The Fund's purpose is to benefit health and wellness through funding of programs for minor children and seniors through the state with a significant focus on infant mortality, wellness and fitness programs, access to healthy food, technology enhancements, health-related transportation needs and foodborne illness prevention.    

This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.